Seriously What the hell is going on? by ED
This is another one of those “brace for it” articles folks; so I hope you are sitting comfortably next to your keyboards because I’m ‘taking no prisoners here’. So… Liverpool? Sure, it’s the first game of the season, and I know many of you have have had much to say. I mean I’ve been reading some of the comments and they have been pure gold; on both sides of the fence. I might add… but isn’t this beginning to feel like deja vu a little bit? I mean it’s almost been cyclical in the last few seasons in Arsenal, but what’s more impressive is the levels of optimism that still remain despite the clear warning signs.
Every goddamn year there is an element of pussyfooting around. For a man who’s overall ambition is to ‘go out on a high’ win the Premier League again, let me just point out that it is the most difficult league to win, in the sense that its had four different champions in the last 4 seasons. If that is your overall aim surely the point of a transfer window is to address the fundamental flaws that held you back; you know a lack of goals, need for a solid defence, up until recently some steel in the midfield, but yet every year it’s the same old story of nonsense we’re fed.
Now I’m not asking for the hundred-million-pound players (I’d love one), but I can appreciate the fact that if we didn’t have the money to spend on outlandish players, but whether or not you like, or can’t stand, Giroud (I sure hell can’t) we all have to admit to ourselves, that he has done nothing to the contrary to convince us, he alone should warrant sole proprietary of the center forward position. We know he often goes 7 plus games missing in a season, not alone 60 minutes, so whichever way you look at he either needs help or to be replaced.
My only question is why on earth hasn’t that happened? This man was in France when I wrote the article 2 weeks before Janssen’s move to Tottenham (£17million) explaining that he could be a good signing. Better yet, how much did Riyad Mahrez cost Leicester? And don’t give me crap about taking gambles on ‘unknowns’ he’s done it before with Toure and many others. Now with the striker options running dry he is blaming a lack of availability of talented players and extortion-like prices… yet smaller teams keep unearthing these gems, which in theory we could do, in hope that it could possibly pay off and the argument being if we are a “big club” and have the money, why hasn’t he spent it?? And people get angry when I question his competence to manage the club. Just in case the ramblings are clear enough ladies and gents; If we are a big club then why the hell aren’t we spending the money, or better yet if we don’t have the money why aren’t you actively scouting players from the goddamn rainforest if need be, who have talent instead of commentating on the Euros and turning up to games with players we are linked with and you damn well know we ain’t signing.
A lot of you would probably be angered by the fact I’m attacking the ‘Great Wenger’, but the truth comes December/January when “we’re up s&@t creek, without a paddle” and Giroud has gone on one of his goal droughts; We are struggling to ‘draw’ games; with injuries piling up to our eyeballs . No one should question what went wrong, we know what it is! It is in inability to prepare for the season ahead – and that’s down to the manager. And I know lot of you want to blame the board, I’m simply going to point out Steve Bruce quit is position because the board intervened in his transfer affairs, whilst our ‘caring manager’ claims his £8 million pounds a year salary and the Arsenal fans gladly fund that through astronomical ticket prices, whilst we reminisce about that time “we won something” and celebrate the fact we finish fourth! Talk about extortion.
We’re are faced with an existential crisis. Aare we “a big club” or not? Either way, I’m sure you’d agree it doesn’t justify a lack of inactivity, I surely can’t be the only one now questioning Arsene’s competency right now?